I use this to introduce my Physical Science class and get acquainted with my students as well as use later when teaching about the Periodic Table. Each student is assigned a different element and personalizes it with facts about themselves which includes an acrostic poem. I post everyone's element tile on the wall for back to school night in the formation of a huge wall sized class Periodic Table up to Radon 86. This activity serves a dual purpose for the reason above and then later when actually teaching the Periodic Table, I have students take down their tile to color code it by state of matter and type of element as well as research their element. The description they created about themselves relates to how the Periodic Table is organized. This includes a teacher example but it looks like a beautiful mosaic when all the elements are put together. When I created this, all the 8th grade teachers were on board and excited to use it, needless to say it was a hit. Tip: Use card stock paper and print the instructions on the back of each tile.